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What to watch and where to get on the pitch and play

Adrian Hayes on K2

Record-breaking adventurer discusses his next epic quest – conquering K2

Five-a-side football in Dubai

The Football Fives World Championship is coming to the UAE

Tom Urquhart's World Cup predictions

Dubai pundit shares his hot tips ahead of Brazil 2014

Shoaib Akhtar in Dubai

The Pakistani cricketer on his talent-spotting trip to Dubai

FIFA World Cup statistics

The most successful teams, players and tournaments in FIFA history

Welcome to Brazil

Our introduction to the biggest single-sport tournament on earth

Brazil World Cup stadiums

Take a look around the grounds hosting the FIFA 2014 World Cup

Where to watch the World Cup 2014

Our handy guide of where to catch the match

Group A: Brazil

The hosts and pre-tournament have quality all over the pitch

Group A: Cameroon

Little is expected but Samuel Eto'o will want to make an impact at his last World Cup

Group A: Croatia

Luka Modric is the standout player in a squad or experienced stars

Group A: Mexico

A squad made from largely domestic-based players has more spirit than ability

Group B: Australia

Ageing stars have yet to strike a balance with younger squad members

Group B: Chile

Free-flowing attacking football but without the stars for serious impact

Group B: Netherlands

Louis Van Gaal's last tournament before heading to Manchester United

Group B: Spain

Reigning champions are strong in every department but doubts are starting to appear

Group C: Colombia

The form and fitness of Monaco striker Falcao will dictate Colombian hopes

Group C: Cote d’Ivoire

A strong squad on paper will need to perform as a team unit on the pitch

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